They’re back! After the massive success of their previous albums and sold out tours, the unstoppable force that is Michael Ball and Alfie Boe reunite for an unmissable festive night of music with their one-off ITV special ‘Ball & Boe: A Very Merry Christmas’. Showcasing both their unique blend of extraordinary talent and infectious humour, the iconic duo will perform exciting new material alongside some Christmas classics, as well as singing with very special guests – the one and only Dame Shirley Bassey, entertainer extraordinaire Luke Evans, acclaimed soul and R&B singer and actor Shaun Escoffery and Grammy-winning singing sensation Gregory Porter.

Dame Shirley Bassey says, “Nothing brings more joy and festive cheer than singing a Christmas carol! I’m delighted to be invited onto the show to sing one of my favourites with Michael & Alfie!”

Michael and Alfie say, “Christmas is coming, it’s our favourite time of the year and we feel so honoured to welcome Dame Shirley Bassey, Luke Evans, Gregory Porter and Shaun Escoffery to join us for some festive cheer – and of course a little bit of mischief!”

Out now on Decca Records, Michael and Alfie’s sensational third album ‘Back Together’ landed the No.2 spot in the Official UK Albums Chart during its first week of release and has remained in the top five ever since. They also continue to take to the West End together in the current run of Les Misérables at the Gielgud Theatre, and the staged concert will be broadcast live in cinemas nationwide for one night only on 2nd December. To add to a phenomenal year, earlier this month Alfie was awarded an OBE for his services to music and charity.

Having had two previous chart-topping albumstwo Classic Brit Awardstwo headline arena tours and two ITV Specials together, the pair have undoubtedly captured the hearts of the nation and are set to embark upon another major arena tour early next year.

Michael and Alfie have both received countless prestigious awards, had record breaking sales, and chart successes. Over his extraordinary 30-year career, Michael’s outstanding performances have made smash-hit box office history. He is a double Olivier Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist, top selling live concert performer and a hugely popular radio and TV presenter.

Alfie’s exceptional voice has made him Britain’s most popular and biggest-selling tenor. The Tony Award winner has conquered the world’s greatest opera stages and arenas, led the cast of Les Misérables, stole the show at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace, and performed at the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle.

After meeting in a production of Kismet at the London Coliseum over 10 years ago, Michael and Alfie’s totally unique musical chemistry, camaraderie and close personal bond makes for a truly winning combination. ‘Ball & Boe: A Very Merry Christmas’ will give fans a joyous opportunity to celebrate the festive season with two of the nation’s most-loved entertainers. 

Les Miserables: The Staged Concert will be live in cinemas for one night only on 2 December, book your tickets here: www.lesmisconcert.com 

‘Back Together’ track listing:

  1. The Greatest Show

  2. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again

  3. Sunrise, Sunset

  4. Circle of Life

  5. Come Fly With Me

  6. Queen Medley

  7. My Way

  8. Something Inside So Strong

  9. I Will Always Believe

  10. Let It Be Me

  11. Somethings Gotten Hold Of My Heart

  12. Army

  13. Brothers In Arms


Sat 22 Feb – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Sun 23 Feb – P&J Live, Aberdeen

Tue 25 Feb – First Direct Arena, Leeds

Thu 27 – Manchester Arena

Fri 28 Feb – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

Sun 1 March – Arena Birmingham

Tue 3 March – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

Wed 4 March – Bournemouth International Centre

Fri 6 March – Brighton Centre

Sat 7 March – The O2, London

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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